Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Conference in honor of Malachi Beit-Arié

AT HAMBURG UNIVERSITY: Manuscripts East and West – Towards Comparative and General Codicology. A Conference in Honour of Malachi Beit-Arié. Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg, 17 - 19 October 2017.
Malachi Beit-Arié is the Ludwig Jesselson Professor Emeritus of Codicology and Palaeography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one of the leading scholars in manuscript studies worldwide. He was head of the Hebrew Palaeography Project under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and he served as the director of the Jewish National and University Library of Jerusalem from 1979 until 1990. He is also the founder and director of SfarData, the first online codicological database of dated mediaeval Hebrew manuscripts.

Malachi Beit-Arié's work has an enormous impact on contemporary research in comparative manuscript studies. Therefore CSMC has invited 25 colleagues to this conference in honour of his 80th birthday in May 2017 and his scholarly achievements. The scholars and scientists working on diverse Asian, African and European manuscript cultures will contribute to a general methodological re-assessment of manuscript research and to new comparative perspectives on codicology and palaeography.
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